Consulting editor of The Economic Times, India's leading financial daily that is part of Bennett, Coleman & Co, the same company that owns The Times Of India. He also writes a popular column titled, "Swaminomics" in the Times of India. He was also, for many years, the India correspondent of The Economist. has two books to his credit: Towards Globalisation (1992) and Swaminomics: Escape from the Benevolent Zookepers(2007.
Educated in Doon School and St Stephens College. Brother of Mani Shankar Aiyar-has 3 children, Pallavi, Shekhar and Rustom.